(The Washington Post)
(The Washington Post)

Calculate how much you would get from the expanded child tax credit

The expansion could benefit as many as 83 million children and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than 40%.

Chamber of Commerce draws fire after a risky bet on Democrats

A multi-year plan by the Chamber of Commerce to broaden its political standing has angered some long-time members and allies, part of a broader shift for the business lobby.

AT&T to merge media and entertainment division with Discovery Inc., forming streaming behemoth that includes HBO and CNN

The deal between AT&T and Discovery would create a TV, film and streaming behemoth featuring more than a half-dozen top cable networks plus Warner Bros. studio and other properties.

As cryptocurrency goes wild, fear grows about who might get hurt

Cryptocurrency’s extraordinary run has attracted hordes of new investors, drawn by the potential for huge profits and a culture soaked in humor and risk-taking.

What you need to know about the May 17 tax deadline

This FAQ addressed top issues from taxpayers for the May 17 tax deadline. People still aren't sure about the taxability of the unemployment income, stimulus payments, or whether they can take a home-office deduction.

Map of dry gas stations impacted by cyberattack

The Colonial Pipeline system fuels 45 percent of the east coast's gas supply. A recent cyberattack halted the supplier and lead to panic purchases and price spikes.

How the Colonial Pipeline hack is affecting gas prices and supply

Several governors have declared states of emergency as drivers across the Southeast rush to fill their tanks and fuel prices spike.

Colonial shutdown shows how Americans pay the price of efficiency

The energy sector has stripped redundancy out of its systems, at the risk of leaving customers in the lurch when things go wrong.

High fuel prices and shortages hit trucking industry, as nation critically needs gasoline and goods transported

The recent cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline combined with a pandemic-recovering economy have hit the trucking industry, which plays a crucial role in consumer spending.
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Walmart drops mask requirements for vaccinated shoppers and employees

The retailer joins Costco and Trader Joe’s in easing restrictions after a shift in CDC guidelines.

Facing oversight questions, FAA approves fix for electrical hazard in 737 Max jets

The fact that Boeing and its regulator discovered the new safety problem only last month, and not during a protracted reexamination of the plane’s safety following two Max crashes, underscored questions about safety oversight.

Gas shortages persist as operations resume at downed pipeline

Officials caution it could take days for the aftereffects of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack to subside.

For Black workers, age discrimination strikes twice

Young Black workers face even more discrimination than older ones, a new study found.

Gig-economy jobs and how to manage the irregular income

The pros and cons of working in the gig economy. Adapted from “What to Do With Your Money When Crisis Hits: A Survival Guide,” to be published Tuesday by HMH.

No, the SALT deduction does not benefit only the wealthy. It makes sense to raise it.

A bipartisan proposal would let people wait until they’re 75 to begin taking (federally taxable) distributions from their retirement accounts. It would really only help a small share of well-off people.
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